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The Clarinet Polka

I’ve learned that a lot of Canadian fiddlers play the Clarinet Polka. Here are two versions which have one player – not the fiddle player – in common. The first version is fiddled by Mark Sullivan, and it’s just fabulous! The accordion player is Jeremy… Read More

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I Can Help

Remember that old Bill Swan tune, I Can Help? Charley Crockett has dug it up and is performing it more like a soul number than Swan’s original. I haven’t heard this song in many years. For those who don’t remember the Billy Swan tune (or… Read More

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Jigs on the Brain

I’ve been listening to a bunch of fiddle jigs, because I’m learning one called Little Burnt Potato, or La P’tite Patate Brûlée. I’m listening to a bunch of them so I can get my little brain around the different bowing choices. Of course tunes like… Read More

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Jean Lafitte

I’ve been trying to listen to as much fiddle music as I can because I think listening a lot will help me become stronger on the instrument. Recently I came across some videos featuring a fiddler from Seattle named Vivian Williams. I have really been… Read More

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“All American music is Black American Music.” Desiree Cannon I found this video on the Western AF YouTube channel….lots of great music over there.

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Waiting for the Booger-boo

I’ve been listening to various versions of a tune called Sandy Boys because I’m learning to play it on fiddle. I came across this odd, slow, haunting version on YouTube performed by the Lazy Goat Stringband. Often you hear Sandy Boys as an instrumental but… Read More